Dukes Nose Trek
Dukes Nose is a trekking place near mumbai stands 12 km from Lonavla, clearly visible from the highway while driving towards Mumbai. Dukes Nose Trek in Khandala is popular with hikers. Also known locally as Naagphani (Cobra’s Hood), the cliff owes its name to the Duke of Wellington, whose ample nose it resembles. There is a small temple on the hilltop.
It is an easy grade trek & very much recommended for beginners . You can visit this place in any season.
How To Reach :
- From Khandala Railway Station : It takes around 3-4 hours ( 6 Kms one way).
- From Lonavla Railway Station – Kurvande ( Base Village) : It takes around 15 – 20 Mins to reach Base Village from Lonavla Railway Station & From base village it is an Easy 1.5 hours trek ( 2 Kms). ( Recommended Route for Beginners).
Modes of Transport : An auto or local transport is easily available to reach base village Kurvande from Lonavla.
Grade : Easy
Best Seasons : All Seasons
Potable Water Availability : No
Accommodation Facility : No ( One Day Trek )
Food Availability : No
Things To Carry :
Minimum 2 litres Water
Light Snacks or Fruits
Necessary Medicines if Any
Good Trekking Shoes
PS : Please carry a bag for garbage. Do not throw or leave anything there.
Happy Trekking !!